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Friday, November 25, 2011

a 'real life' friday story ...

this is how my Friday started ... 

wake up 6.15am...hmmm power is off... husband is away until tomorrow night ...  walk down to engine room and turn on generator... good ... can do treadmill workout now...

get kids up for breakfast 7am ...  objections all around, but I persist ... phone rings ...  someone asking about installing digital tv ...  What's that ???  someone's calling for me?? ... 'Won't be a minute ... I'm on the phone!'.

Oh dear! ... Our coldroom has 'iced up' and all our cold goods and hanging beast is in danger of being ruined ...  WAIT!  ... grab the hairdryer ... show the hired help how we 'melt the ice' and get the coldroom working again ...

ok... good ... can I have my breakfast???  no... kids need to brush teeth and get ready for school... ok... done ...

wait "MUM!! " poddy calves are in the garden!  "what???"  oh no... 4 of our poddy calves have jumped the fence, are eating rotting mangoes (which they love) and won't get out of my garden!

you are KIDDING ME!  ok... finally get the kids to help me muster them out of the yards and lure with some mangoes ... yes, Ben, Bambi, Andy and Daisy - OUTSIDE the fence please off  my violets, lillies and gerbras!"

now... I just have to feed Andy (youngest poddy calf) 2 litres out of a bottle ... and ... done.

Finally!  Breakfast, a shower and just in time to run over and listen to the kid's on air Christmas concert...  and it's only 8.30am...

this is why they say ...

                THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY !!!


... looking forward to... 







all images via pinterest


~  how's your Friday?  ~

2 comments:

BetteJo said...

Oh my goodness, I think I need a translator! :)
engine room?
cold room?
hanging beast?
poddy calves?
I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar with any of those terms - except maybe engine room - which I associate with a ship. :)

dkshopgirl said...

Oh dear... must explain myself better next time...
engine room ... where our generator is kept in case the power goes out and it's about 200m from the house.

cold room ... a large refrigerated room where we keep all our cold food - as we need to have a big supply - our mail only comes twice a week.

hanging beast ... we live on a cattle property and kill our own meat! (it's a dead cow and we hang it for 6 days then cut it into rump, mince, tbone etc...)

poddy calves ... calves who don't have mothers - they have either died in the paddock or lost them somehow. we bring them back and hand feed them so they are very friendly and jump in the yard!

hope that helps!
and thanks for the comment :-)

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